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Important Notice About the Ossipee Mountains   Important Notice About the Ossipee Mountains and Trail Access (Updated May 10, 2015)

Bayle Mountain
Ossipee, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the trail to Bayle Mountain
Looking up the trail to Bayle Mountain

Route: Unknown snowmobile trail, red blazed trail, (Bayle Mountain), red blazed trail, unknown snowmobile trail

With a short window of good weather, I decided to take a long lunch and head over to Bayle Mountain.

I at first found the access road hard to find - I ended up driving by it. Upon finding it, I followed it to the orange gate, parked, and took off in hopes of ditching the black flies and mosquitoes.

At the orange gate, I took a left and followed the snowmobile trail to the trailhead, conveniently marked with cairns. From here, the trail was decently marked with red blazes. Starting of gradually, the trail picked up in pitch as it navigated around some large boulders and over some neat ledges.

Soon enough, I arrived at the summit - it's truly one of the nicest summits I've ever been to. Open ledges, views in all directions, it was a tremendous place. I was surprised to find a log book in a container near a tree - and even more surprised to see someone had visited only three days earlier.

After walking around the ledges and enjoying the views, I had to call it a day and head back to work. I intend to visit this summit again someday soon!


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Bayle Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Hike Commenced: 11:27 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,040'
Destination: Bayle Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 11:33 AM
Summit Reached: 11:52 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:19
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100'
Summit Elevation: 1,853'
Vertical Gain: 763'
Hike Ended: 12:34 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:07
Hike Vertical Gain: 873'


The trailhead to the trail to the Bayle Mountain summit
The trailhead to the trail to the Bayle Mountain summit

A wild low bush blueberry plant flowering near the summit of Bayle Mountain
A wild low bush blueberry plant flowering near the summit of Bayle Mountain

Looking southeast at Green Mountain from the Bayle Mountain summit - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast at Green Mountain from the Bayle Mountain summit

Topographic map of Bayle Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Route 16 South in West Ossipee, take a right onto Pine Hill Road. At the end of Pine Hill Road, take a right onto Ossipee Mountain Road. 2015 update: There is now a parking area off Marble Road, past Connor Pond.

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